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Luxury shoreline self-catering on the Isle of Skye

Cuan Beag Cottage

Ideal hideaway to unwind
within easy reach of what Skye has on offer
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Cuan Beag is a brand-new purpose built luxury Eco holiday home that sits very peacefully on the seashore just 10 minutes drive from Portree, the island’s capital. Within easy reach of the Quiraing, Fairy Glen, Old Man of Storr, Neist Point, Dunvegan Castle, Coral Beaches, Skyeskyns, Talisker Distillery, Fairy Pools…

There is a wealth of wildlife with Seals, Otters, Sea Eagles and many other birds frequenting the shoreline. Dolphins and porpoises have been seen in the Loch from time to time.

Sleeps up to 6 persons, but equally suited as a romantic retreat for 2. Cuan Beag is a low allergen home, so we do not accept any pets. We regret that we are unable to accept children under the age of 13.

LOW SEASON DISCOUNTS

November 2017 till March 2018

We offer £50 discount to couples booking for 7 days (pro rata discount for short stays) and occupying just one bedroom over the low season. Please contact us for details.

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Cuan Beag’s major asset is the bright and spacious open plan kitchen, dining and lounge area with strategically placed windows that give panoramic views of the loch and out towards the Outer Isles where the ferry can regularly be spotted in the distance arriving and leaving from Uig. The south facing decking area is a real suntrap even in winter sunshine. With an underfloor heating system throughout and individual room thermostats, the whole property is very comfortable; there is also a wood-burning stove for great ambience on those cosy evenings.

Cuan Beag is as well suited to a romantic retreat for two as it is for a group of friends or family to relax and enjoy the surroundings. As with our first holiday let, (Moeraki) we have once again prioritised on quality key furnishings; in particular the settees for your comfort at the end of the day, luxury mattresses and bedding including Egyptian cotton sheets. The layout of the kitchen has been carefully planned to enable views out to the loch whilst working here. Built-in appliances include a double oven with grill, separate induction hob, microwave, dishwasher, fridge and freezer as well as a coffee machine. In addition to the usual toaster and kettle, there is also a sandwich press, food processor with liquidizer along with weighing scales and other baking accessories, dishes and trays and a large range of kitchen utensils including good quality kitchen knives that are kept sharp.

The Master bedroom with its own door opening onto the south facing decking can be set up as a super Kingsize double bed or as two 3ft wide twin beds and has an ensuite bathroom with large walk-in rain shower. The second bedroom also has a large super kingsize double bed and ensuite shower room. The third bedroom can be set up as either a super kingsize double or as two 3ft wide twin beds. This room has access to a luxury bathroom with modern free-standing bath. Adjacent to the main entrance is a utility area where outdoor clothing and equipment can be stored and dried; also located here is a washing machine, tumble drier and an additional sink, if required.

The large 55′ Flat Screen HD TV has a ‘Sound Bar’ and access to Freeview channels with an easily accessible HDMI port to connect to your own devices. There is also a Blu-Ray DVD Player and a selection of DVDs and a Hi-Fi System that conveniently connects via Bluetooth to your own devices. We also provide a selection of traditional games, cards and a wide selection of books, walking guides and maps; not forgetting a handy pair of binoculars to spot the wildlife through those windows!

Cuan Beag provides direct access to the shore for kayaks and small boats.

This is a low allergen home, so we do not permit any pets or smoking. We regret that we are unable to accept children under the age of 13 due to safety reasons and would recommend Moeraki as being ideally suited for children. 

  •  Open plan living area with comfortable seating and large windows to appreciate the ever-changing views!
  • Fully equipped kitchen with many built-in appliances.
  • Luxury mattresses, bedding and Egyptian Cotton linen.
  • 2 ensuite shower rooms and separate large bathroom.
  • South facing decking – a suntrap even in winter sunshine.
  • Full control of the comfortable underfloor heating system. Wood-burning stove to increase the ambience for those cosy evenings.
  • Separate utility room with W/M, Tumble dryer & plenty of hanging space.
  • 55″ Flat Screen HD TV with “Sound Bar” & HDMI port
  • Hi-Fi System connects via Bluetooth to your own devices.
  • Blu-Ray DVD Player & DVDs
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Garden furniture and BBQ
  • Direct access to the shore for kayaks and small boats.
  • Sorry no pets
  • No smoking

LOW SEASON DISCOUNTS

November 2017 until March 2018 (excluding Xmas, New Year & Easter).

We offer £50 discount to couples booking for at least 7 days (pro rata discount for short stays) and occupying just one bedroom over the low season. Please contact us to arrange this discount.

Prices include all bed linen, towels, kitchen cloths & towels, heating, electricity, Wi-Fi and a starter basket of logs/kindling for the wood-burning stove.

All prices for 4 person occupancy. Extra persons £7 ppn.

Weekly rates (7 nights)

Month

2018

2019

January / February £450  £495
March £570 £575
Early April £600 £600
Late April £675 £675
Early May £780 £795

Late May

Early June

£780

£885

£795

£900

Late June

Early July

£925

£1025

£950

£1025

Late July / August £1050 £1,050
Early September £900 £900
Late September £825 £850

Early October

Late October

£725

£675

£725

£675

November £575 £575
December £495 £495
Easter £700 £700
Christmas £775 £775
New Year £995 £995

Short stay rates – 3 or 4 nights stay

During November, December, January, February and March. Excludes Christmas, New Year and Easter. Please note that due to overhead costs the nightly rate for a full week stay will always be cheaper and rates in Dec, Jan, Feb can vary depending on whether the stay is over a weekend or weekday.

Month

Nights

2018

2019

Dec, Jan, Feb 3 £300 – £345 £300 – £345
Dec, Jan, Feb 4 £400 – £445 £400-£445
Nov, March 3 £360 £360
Nov, March 4 £445 £445

5 and 6 Nights Stays

For November, December, January, February and March.

Month

Nights

2018

2019

Dec, Jan, Feb 5 £465  £465
Dec, Jan, Feb 6 £480  £480
Nov, March 5 £495    £495
Nov, March 6 £535  £535

 

All the information listed below is important, please take some time to read it carefully.

Letting Period

Letting commences at 4:30pm (4pm over the low season) on the day of arrival and terminates at 10am on the day of departure. Lets are on a weekly basis (usually Saturday to Saturday) and the maximum period of let is 4 weeks. The house is let for holiday purposes only and only to the persons named on the booking form. Short term lets of 3 or 4 days are also offered subject to availability during the low season. Details of how to get to and gain entry to the rented property will be given following receipt of the final balance and the Good Housekeeping deposit.

Inclusions

Prices quoted include electricity, full central heating, bed linen, towels and free Wi-Fi. Please note that a “starter kit” of wood and kindling is provided for use in the wood-burning stove. Further supplies can be obtained locally in Portree for Cuan Beag and in Broadford for Moeraki.

Booking and Payment

To make a reservation a deposit of 30% is payable by credit card, debit card, bank transfer or cheque, (cheques to be made payable to Jenny Till). Please note that when paying by cheque or bank transfer your booking will only be held for a maximum of 7 days after which the proprietors will have the right to re-advertise and sell these days if the deposit has not been received.

The deposit will be acknowledged by an automatically generated booking summary by email to the email address provided on the booking form. Balance of payment should be paid 6 weeks prior to commencement of the let and an automatic reminder email will be sent 7 weeks prior to commencement of the let. Please check SPAM email if expected emails are not received.

Bookings within 6 weeks of arrival date are payable in full. Bookings made within 14 days of arrival should be paid in full by credit/debit card or bank transfer. In certain circumstances, a cheque will be accepted on prior agreement if sent by first class post.

Good Housekeeping Deposit

A £250 refundable Good Housekeeping deposit is required with the balance of payment. This can be sent by cheque, (or alternatively with prior agreement with the proprietors made by Bank Transfer or by credit/debit card using the PayPal or Stripe system). The Good Housekeeping deposit will be returned to the guests at the end of their stay once the property has been confirmed to have been left in a good condition.

Double Booking

Every effort is made to ensure our online availability information is accurate. However, in the event that the accommodation has already been offered to another party via direct contact with the proprietors, they reserve the right to cancel an online booking by advising via the email address supplied within 24 hours of the booking.

Cancellation by the Hirer

If you wish to cancel a reservation for any reason we must be notified by email immediately. In the event of a cancellation all reasonable efforts will be made to re-let the house for that period, and if reletting is achieved you will be reimbursed in full (minus a £50 administration charge). If the property is not re let the deposit will be withheld. If the cancellation occurs less than 6 weeks in advance then the entire fee will be forfeited.

It is strongly advised that the hirers take out appropriate travel insurance to protect against unforeseen circumstances.

Cancellation by the Proprietor

The booking is accepted subject to the clear understanding that if the accommodation cannot be made available for the period booked due to circumstances beyond the control of the proprietors and the booking has to be cancelled, the hirer is entitled to a refund not exceeding the amount paid and will have no further claim against the proprietors.

Occupancy

The occupancy of Cuan Beag should never exceed a total of 6 persons and we regret that we are unable to accept children under the age of 13. The occupancy of Moeraki should never exceed a total of 7 persons. In Moeraki we can accommodate up to one extra young child up to the age of 2 and can provide a travel cot and highchair on request. Subletting is strictly prohibited. We are unable to accept any Hen or Stag Parties.

Both Cuan Beag and Moeraki are low allergen homes and therefore we regret that we cannot accept any pets.

Smoking

No smoking on the premises. Please do not litter the grounds of the property with cigarette butts.

Care of the Property

The hirer is responsible for the property during the hire period and shall take reasonable and proper care of it, its furniture, pictures, fittings, equipment and effects in or on the property and leave them in the same clean and tidy condition and state of repair at the end of the letting period as at the beginning. If the property is left in a dirty or unacceptable condition this will result in an additional cleaning surcharge.

All rubbish should be removed from the property

From 01/01/2014 it became law in Scotland for Businesses to recycle ALL key recyclable materials, (paper, card, plastics, metal and glass) and not send them to Land-fill. It is the hirers responsibility to place all paper, card, plastics and metal as shown on the posters in both properties into the blue recycling bins provided. Any glass should be taken to the nearest Recycling Point and NOT placed in the recycling or ordinary refuse bins. The Council state that any Blue bins containing any non-recyclable waste or glass will not be uplifted and that any Ordinary Refuse bins containing recyclable materials will not be uplifted. If this occurs it will incur extra expense to sort the refuse and take it to a Council site, this expense will be passed onto the hirer and taken out of the Good Housekeeping Deposit.

The refuse collection day for Cuan Beag is on a Wednesday and for Moeraki is on a Monday with an alternate week collection of general refuse, (green bin) or recycling, (blue bin). If staying at Moeraki, the appropriate bin should be taken up to the Fire Station before 9am on a Monday (or Sunday evening) and collected again later on the Monday.

Breakage or Damage

The hirers should advise the proprietors of any breakage or damage which occurs during the let as soon as it may occur; then remedial action can be taken which will hopefully prevent inconvenience to the next guests. We reserve the right to charge for damage that would not be considered to result from normal wear and tear. Likewise, occasionally due to damage or wear and tear, an item of equipment may not be working. We will do our upmost to repair it as quickly as possible. However due to the location of the houses this can sometimes take longer than usual.

Right of Entry

The proprietors reserve the right of entry to the properties at any reasonable time for the purposes of inspection or to carry out necessary repairs or maintenance.

The proprietors reserve the right to refuse admission to either of their properties and to require any person to leave when they consider there is a breach of contract or deem that there is damage to either property or cause of nuisance or conduct in an offensive manner.

Injury, Loss or Damage

The use of either property and its equipment is entirely at the hirer’s risk and no responsibility can be accepted by the proprietors for injury to the hirers or their party, nor for loss or damage to their belongings, including motor vehicles. It is possible to launch kayaks, canoes or a small boat from the shore and the hirer does so at their own risk; the proprietors cannot be held responsible for any accident or injury the hirer or their party may be involved in relating to usage of the shore area.

Contract

The Contract of Hire is between the Hirer and Mr and Mrs DJ Till, the Owners of both Cuan Beag and Moeraki.

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CUAN BEAG

Cuan Beag
70 Aird, Bernisdale
Skeabost Bridge
Portree IV51 9NU
Scotland UK

Beautiful and Peaceful Honeymoon!

Maria K

Cuan Beag – May 2017

We stayed at Cuan Beag for our honeymoon and it was everything we wanted and more! Beautiful well-equipped cottage with outside decking and picnic bench for outdoor eating, wood burning stove to have cosy nights in and stunning views of the sunset. Close enough to Portree for all the amenities, stunning outlook and so peaceful. Great location as a base for travel around the island. Can’t wait to go back!

Perfect, peaceful, fully equipped holiday home

Charles E

Cuan Beag – June 2017

Cuan Beag is a truly wonderful, spotlessly clean holiday home that I would thoroughly recommend. It really has everything you need and more. It was a pleasure to return in the evening to this most comfortable” wildlife hide”, where our attention from the otter was only distracted by a passing white tailed eagle!

Great house in a lovely location

Sarah I

Cuan Beag – August 2017

This house is in a lovely position only 15 minutes drive from Portree. Everything was spotlessly clean and the house was thoughtfully decorated and laid out. As we had kayaks with us it was fantastic to be so close to the water. We kayaked most afternoons and every time we were joined by seals who popped their heads out of the water to look at us! The bottle of wine left for us was appreciated as were other touches such as plenty of towels, cloths, toilet rolls, washing capsules etc. The owners responded very quickly to any questions we had but left us alone to enjoy our holiday.

Magical Place for a Relaxing Holiday

Walter & Ann R

Cuan Beag – May 2017

This was our second visit to Cuan Beag and it was superb. The setting is magical and when you walk into the house your eyes are drawn to the magnificent view from the huge windows. The house itself is pure comfort and luxury. Apart from being spotless, every need is taken care of to ensure your visit is a happy one. All in all, we had a fabulous time in Skye and would highly recommend Cuan Beag as the place to stay. Thank you, Jenny and Dave. Your property is superb.

The Perfect Place for Rest and Relaxation

Rhona B

Cuan Beag – March 2017

Everything you could wish for in a holiday home. From the well-equipped kitchen, comfortable beds, and wood burning fire for the cold nights. We have been to Skye many times in the past 10 years and stayed in lots of different holiday homes but this has certainly been the best so far. Stunning views, great local wildlife from the comfort of your living room. Easy access to the rest of the island. I would recommend this home to anyone. Jenny and Dave have thought of everything and were very helpful. We will definitely return.

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